Since August 2017 more than 740,000 people - mostly women and children – have fled violence in Myanmar to seek safety in the camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Donations from people like you have helped thousands of families survive and cope, but this crisis is far from over.
There are now more than 860,000 displaced people living in the camps relying on aid in order to survive. Families face daily battles, including inadequate shelter and hygiene, overcrowding, risks of flooding and landslides, gender based violence, chronic health conditions, and now COVID-19.
With existing health needs already immense, the risk of a serious coronavirus outbreak will further exacerbate this humanitarian crisis.
Red Cross and Red Crescent teams have been on the ground helping since the beginning;
- providing healthcare for the sick
- repairing and reinforcing shelters so families have a safe place to sleep
- providing clean water and hygiene facilities so people can live with dignity
- ensuring those who are left vulnerable - women, girls, the elderly and people with disabilities - get the support they need to live in safety
No matter what, no matter where, Red Cross responds in times of crisis. But a crisis this big, needs you too.